LEBANON, Ohio - A Warren County YMCA swim coach is facing felony charges of indecent liberties with a child following his arrest in North Carolina.
Police arrested Patrick Jeanneret in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday following allegations of indecent liberties with a child. The 30-year-old served as a swim coach at Countryside YMCA , located at 1699 Deerfield Rd. in Lebanon, but his employment was terminated Monday, said Countryside YMCA's CEO and president, Mike Carroll.
"From our standpoint, we are shocked that this would happen, but our interest is in the well-being of the kids in our charge," Carroll said.
Jeanneret worked at Countryside YMCA for two years and was among 10 coaches for the Countryside YMCA Torpedoes Swim Team, which has about 200 participants. He worked alongside a female coach to lead the advanced senior group -- a group of about 25 swimmers roughly between the ages of 14 and 18, Carroll said.
Jeanneret appeared in a Guilford County courtroom and he is out on the $20,000 bond the judge set for him. Officials have neither released information about what led to the charges nor where the allegations occurred. Carroll said he could not comment on details of the case.
On Jeanneret’s Twitter page, he identified himself as a YMCA swim coach, a high school swim coach and a pool manager who “pretty much live[s] at pools.”
Carroll said Jeanneret was "well-received among coaches and swimmers" at Countryside YMCA. An investigation into the allegations will help the YMCA evaluate their swimming program and see where enhancements and improvements can be made, Carroll added.
Indecent liberties with a child is described as engaging in lewd fondling or touching of the person of either the child or the offender, done or submitted to with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the offender, or both; or soliciting the child to engage in any lewd fondling or touching of the person of another with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child, the offender or another.
Officials have not released any additional details at this time.
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